Chico's story sounds apocryphal - but presumably someone who starts buying expensive cars as a rookie doesn't understand that the work doesn't end with landing your first pro contract and pro payday. There are plenty of people who have money as a motivation but who understand that money must be earned through hard work. I think even though that story reeks of bullsh!t the lesson of that story is not undertsanding how an answer like that will be perceived - even if it is the player speaking the truth and is fully committed to a life of working hard and driving expensive cars, he should lie. Now you'd think that that isn't important, but agreed-upon lies seem to be a pretty solid foundation for a sports career - protect your teammates and they'll protect you, the coach is always right, your agent is always looking out for you and not himself, and so on.
For all we know that kid was selanne and he ended up buying tons of expensive cars.